ISBN 9780670086214,On Tagore : Reading The Poet Today

On Tagore : Reading The Poet Today






Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780670086214

ISBN-10 0670086215

Hard Back

Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

Masterly essays on Tagore from one of India's finest novelists and critics. Rabindranath Tagore is widely regarded as a romantic poet, speaking of beauty and truth; as a transcendentalist; a believer in the absolute; a propagandist for universal man. But, as Amit Chaudhuri shows in these remarkable and widely admired essays about the poet and his milieu, his secret concern was really with life, play, and contingency, with the momentary as much as it was with the eternal. It is this strain of unacknowledged modernism, as well as a revolutionary life-affirming vision, that gives his work, Chaudhuri argues, its immense power. Acute, challenging, and path-breaking, Amit Chaudhuri's collection will become a classic reading of Rabindranath Tagore and the way he is perceived today. About the Author Amit Chaudhuri is the author of five highly acclaimed novels, A Strange and Sublime Address (Commonwealth Writers' Prize and Betty Trask Award), Afternoon Raag (Encore Award), Freedom Song (Los Angeles Times Book Prize), A New World (Sahitya Akademi Award), and most recently The Immortals. He is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich